Zhenping County, Henan

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Zhenping County

镇平县
Zhenping in Nanyang
Zhenping in Nanyang
Nanyang in Henan. Note the map includes the sub-prefecture-level city of Dengzhou.
Nanyang in Henan. Note the map includes the sub-prefecture-level city of Dengzhou.
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHenan
Prefecture-level cityNanyang
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Zhenping County (simplified Chinese: 镇平县; traditional Chinese: 鎮平縣; pinyin: Zhènpíng Xiàn) is a county in the southwest of Henan province, China. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Nanyang.

Introduction[edit]

Zhenping is the ancient name of Nieyang. It has a history of jade carving for more than 4,000 years. Jade carving culture has a long history, and it is known as the Chinese jade capital. It is one of the birthplaces of Chinese jade culture. Jin Laizong Zhengda was set up in Zhenping County for three years (1226 AD). Yuan Haowen, a famous poet in the Jinyuan period, was the first county magistrate in Zhenping. He was the hometown of General Peng Xuefeng, a modern Chinese master.

Economy[edit]

The Henan Kangyuan Softshell Turtle Farm (河南省南阳镇平县康苑鳖业有限公司), located in Zhenping County's Jiasong Town is one of China's largest facilities for raising the Yellow River Turtle (黄河鳖), a variety of the Chinese softshell turtle. The farm, which occupies 600 mu (100 acres) of land and water, raises some 6 million of those creatures per year.[1][2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 镇平县康苑鳖业有限责任公司.
  2. ^ 河南省镇平县康苑形成黄河中华鳖规模化生产能力.Archived June 14, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.. In this report, the farm is said to be the largest Chinese softshell turtle farms north of the Yangtze River.

Coordinates: 33°02′02″N 112°14′02″E / 33.03389°N 112.23389°E / 33.03389; 112.23389